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1 Highlights USING THE CAFÉ MENU to Support Balanced Literacy
Dyer-Kelly Elementary, SJUSD Staff Development February 17, 2011

2 Daily Five A student-driven management structure designed to fully engage students in activities that support literacy~ reading and writing Creates routines and procedures that foster independent literacy routines that become habit

3 The Daily 5 Tasks Creating a Sense of Urgency
Read to Self The best way to become a better reader is to practice each day with “Good Fit” books that you have selected yourself. It’s Fun! Work on Writing Just like reading the best way to become a better writer is to write each day. It’s Fun! Read to Someone Partner reading provides opportunities to practice strategies, improve fluency, check for understanding, and hear your own voice while sharing in the learning community. Word Work Expanded vocabulary leads to greater fluency in reading, therefore increasing comprehension. Becoming more proficient as a speller leads to writing fluency and the ability to get your ideas down on paper. Listen to Reading Just Hearing fluent and expressive reading of good literature expands your vocabulary; helps build your stamina and will make you a better reader. Boushey & Moser © The 2 Sisters

4 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence
1. Identify what is to be taught 2. Setting Purpose – Sense of Urgency 3. Brainstorm behaviors desired using an I chart 4. Model most desirable behaviors 5. Model least desirable behaviors then desirable 6. Place students around the room 7. Everyone practice and build stamina (3 minutes) 8. Stay Out of the Way 9. Quiet Signal – Come back to Group 10.Group Check In – “How Did You Do?”

5 Daily 5 Key Vocabulary I-Charts - What students/teacher are doing
Anchor Charts – What Good Reading/Writing “Looks” Like –it “anchors” their learning Launching - Training them on what to do – management system Stamina - Building Independency

6 Accelerate Student Learning
The literacy tasks alone are not enough… CAFE is a guide and system to focus our instruction, help students set reading and behavior goals, monitor their progress— CAFÉ Comprehension Accuracy Fluency Expand Vocabulary

7 The CAFÉ Board 4 components set up across the top
As a strategy is introduced it is put up on a sentence strip under the category by a child Children put sticky notes under strategy they are working on

8 Why CAFÉ? “You now know X. Let’s practice it…
Guide for instruction CAFÉ board is a visual aid to help students Collection of strategies the learner can access to apply reading strategies during each reading experience along the Gradual Release of Responsibility (with or without the teacher) Accountability: “You now know X. Let’s practice it… …..Now use it! ALL the time!!!”

9 Shared Lesson Identify what is to be taught/retaught whole class, and share the~ “secret to success” with the strategy *** See Ready Reference Forms Teach the strategy. Students practice with partners. Select a student to write and illustrate the CAFÉ Menu strategy card (the first time it is taught) Students add the new strategy to their personal menu (depending on the grade level)


11 Parts of the Pensieve Keeping track form
This is a simple grid with each child’s name on it. Not everyone will be seen as often. Strategy groups (for us Guided Reading) form This form is used to plan lessons for children with similar goals.

12 Pensieve Part 2 Cafe Menu Reading Conference Form
Writing Conference form Touch points are used as a way of documenting progress. A fast way to record a child’s progress toward their goal, is a point system.

13 Individual Conferences
1. Assess individual students. 2. Discuss findings with students. 3. Set goal and identify strategies with students. 4. Student declares goals on menu and in notebook. 5. Teacher fills out individual Reading Conference form. 6. Teacher fills out Strategy Group (Guided Reading for us) form. 7. Instruction.

14 Assessment/Conferences
Meet one-on-one with students, test using running records or DRA Talk to students using the language of the menu Set goals and identify areas of need “One of the areas I am going to help you with to become a better reader this year is…”

15 CAFÉ Considerations CAFÉ menu to guide instruction but student behaviors are the key Grading – touch points with daily small group and individual: 1-below, 2-approaching, 3-meeting, 4-exceeding When do you move on to a new strategy? After 4-5 opportunities with 3’s and 4’s as touch points. Determine growth with success overtime

16 “Focus on this child… …this moment.” More Considerations
Any assessment is only as good as the action that arises from it. Fair is not always equal! Plan Whole Group Instruction from formative assessments. Continually connect new strategies to strategies already on the CAFÉ Menu board. “Focus on this child… …this moment.”

17 Fishbowl Lesson Resources:
Balanced Literacy » Teachers' D5 Share and Swap Stop Balanced Literacy » Oral Language Development Balanced Literacy » Shared Reading Balanced Literacy » Guided Reading

18 Credits: The CAFÉ Book by The Sisters
Website: PowerPoints: • The Daily 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder • Daily 5 and CAFÉ workshops.ppt • thecafebook

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